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PPN - Photo Podcast Network is your podcast feed for photography inspiration, education, and entertainment. 

PPN is run by two experienced photographers:

Marco Larousse (founder, producer and show host)
Scott Bourne (founder and show host)

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Oct 6, 2017

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Host Scott Bourne: @ScottBourne

Co-Host Rick Sammon: @ricksammon

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Here are the questions that Scott and Rick answer on this episode:


1. Would like to ask, how do you get better at composition? Seems like such a talent I don’t have.

From Carlos Rivera‏ On Twitter

2. What’s the biggest mistake that people moving from film to digital photography make?

From Dave in Tulsa, OK

3. Do you shoot JPEG or RAW and Lightroom or ???

From Aaron‏ on Twitter

4. How do you avoid getting red eye? I saw some on the forums saying use the red-eye reduction mode but my camera doesn’t have that.

From Susan in Evansville, IN

5. How do you go about shooting in harsh sunlight?

From Stephanie Rodham on Twitter

6. Why do some portrait photographers choose continuous (hot)lights v. strobe?

From Alex in San Francisco, CA

7. Have any tips for shooting fast moving objects/ sports?

From Ryan Simonovich‏ on Twitter

8. How do you get your portrait subjects to relax?

From Phil in Edmonton, Alberta

9. Why can I not get the same picture in my camera as in my head?

From Russ Scullen‏ on Twitter

10. What motivates you to continue taking pictures economically, politically, intellectually or emotionally?

From Edward in Boise, ID

11. Why don’t camera manufacturers built camera bases with the Area Swiss plate built into the base?  I see lots of questions on forums asking “what plate to buy”- why not build it into the camera, save the extra bulk/weight/cost?  And many m43 cameras are not deemed worthy of a custom plate, leading to problems accessing batteries//cards when using generic plates.

From Rick Fee

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